Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Middle River MD

Sometimes asthma is triggered by substances the child is allergic to, so one of the most important things you can do is figure out what they are and keep your child’s environment as free of them as possible. Read on for more details on treating asthma.

Martin J Sheridan
(410) 687-6622
6830 Hospital Drive
Baltimore, MD
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Pulmonary Disease

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Orn Eliasson, MD
(410) 391-0646
6830 Hospital Dr Ste 104
Rosedale, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Occupational Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montpellier I, Uer De Med, Montpellier, France
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Franklin Square Hosp Ctr, Baltimore, Md
Group Practice: Eliasson Medical Systems

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Ajay Behari
(410) 628-5282
9103 Franklin Square Dr
Baltimore, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Robert Malcolm Taylor, MD
9500 Harford Rd
Parkville, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1948

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Reda Ebeid Girgis, MD
(313) 745-8471
4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kalim Ahmed, MD
(410) 932-5966
24 Waldmann Mill Ct
Baltimore, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989

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Orn Eliasson
(410) 391-0646
9106 Philadelphia Rd
Baltimore, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Stephen Buhler Smith, MD
(402) 552-3446
4116 E Northern Pkwy
Baltimore, MD
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974

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Edward James Britt, MD
(410) 706-3344
4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1972

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Aaron Schwartz, DO
(954) 491-3440
600 N Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1984

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Controlling Childhood Asthma

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By Janet Zand, n.d., l.ac.,

Q: What is the most effective natural way to control childhood asthma?

A: Sometimes asthma is triggered by substances the child is allergic to, so one of the most important things you can do is figure out what they are and keep your child’s environment as free of them as possible. Common triggers include pollen, animal dander, dust, feathers, mites, and household chemicals. (For tips on allergy-proofing your home, see the next question.)

Foods can also bring on attacks. Citrus and whole wheat can be a problem, especially when combined with food dyes and sulfite additives. It’s not uncommon for kids with allergies and asthma to have a tendency to get dehydrated, so parents need to make sure they drink lots of fluids.

As far as keeping inflammation in check, essential fatty acids, which are found in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and fish oil, are very effective. You can get all these in supplement form; read the label to figure out the age-appropriate dosage for your child. (If there’s no specific dose information on the label, phone the manufacturer to get it.) With fish oils, make sure to choose a brand that’s certified as “molecularly distilled,” which is less likely to be contaminated with mercury.

Supplementing with magnesium, which dilates the bronchial tubes, can be helpful, too. The downside is that too much magnesium causes a loose stool, so you have to monitor the child carefully. Try giving 100 milligrams three or four times a week for three months. All these natural medicines work best if you rotate them. Try something for a month, see how it affects your child, then try something else.

You might also want to consider your child’s emotional state, since childhood asthma often comes along with emotional trauma. Homeopathic remedies can be helpful with this end of things, but I’d recommend a visit with a homeopath, who can tailor the remedy specifically to the child’s needs.

Another option, which many kids don’t get nearly enough of these days, is regular exercise. Swimming is especially good for kids with allergies and asthma, since the moisture keeps their air passages from drying out, and in time their lungs get stronger. Outdoor pools are best, because the chlorine is better ventilated. (If a child is allergic to chlorine, of course, you’re better off giving swimming a pass.)

Author: Janet Zand

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